God’s Life Insurance Policy

The first aspect of salvation, being delivered from the penalty of sin, is similar to life insurance. Because of Adam’s disobedience, we inherit his nature at birth. We are born physically alive but spiritually dead; separated from our Creator. To receive true life, one first must recognize that he or she is a helpless sinnerContinue reading “God’s Life Insurance Policy”

Easter Gives the Helpless Hope

When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, sin entered the world. Because of their sin, every human enters the world with a sinful disposition; separated from God. It placed all of mankind in a helpless position. And there is nothing we can do to fix it. We can’t make ourselves acceptable to a holy God. ItContinue reading “Easter Gives the Helpless Hope”

Winter Blahs?

Science tell us that no snowflake has the same design. I accept that to be true. But I think you would have to examine every flake that ever fell to the ground to be one hundred percent certain. This year a lot of those flakes have fallen here in Western Pennsylvania. Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction wasContinue reading “Winter Blahs?”

7 Things that Point to the End

In the last blog we saw that the rapture is an imminent event. Unlike the second coming, the rapture of the church can happen at any moment. There are no signs indicating when it might happen. However, the Bible does identify numerous things that will take place before Christ returns to earth to set upContinue reading “7 Things that Point to the End”

You Sure You’re in the Faith?

“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you? – unless indeed you are disqualified”. (II Cor. 13:5) Are you disqualified? Have you done enough, behaved good enough? Many infer that you are to look to your good works and righteousContinue reading “You Sure You’re in the Faith?”

The End of Days?

The doomsday clock is set at two minutes to midnight. Some scientists and politicians think that climate change will destroy the earth in less than 12 years unless we do something. Predictions about the end of the world abound. In January of 1989 my wife and I walked into a bookstore. A book caught myContinue reading “The End of Days?”

Four Things the O.T. Law Cannot Do

Have you ever seen a sign that said, “Wet Paint Don’t Touch”? What’s the first thing that comes across your mind? If you are honest, I would say that most people think about touching it. How about “Don’t Walk on the Grass!” Makes you want to walk on the grass. We call it human nature.Continue reading “Four Things the O.T. Law Cannot Do”

How are You Spending your Time?

I remember walking with a friend at a local park on a beautiful spring day.  A man on a motorcycle rode by us on the entrance road. He promptly made a U-turn and exited the park. He was obviously taking a joy ride on a such a nice day.  Continuing our walk, we heard aContinue reading “How are You Spending your Time?”

The Battle of Two Natures

When anyone is restored to the relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, his or her old sinful nature remains (Rom. 7:18). But God gives every believer a new nature. The two natures are contrary to one another and creates great conflict in the life of every believer (Gal. 5:17). The chart belows distinguishesContinue reading “The Battle of Two Natures”

Repentance; It doesn’t Mean What You Think

I was heading down the highway one day when I passed and old beat up pick-up truck with a camper. It was loaded down and had Bible verses written all over it. On the top of the cab there was a one word sign, “REPENT”. I wondered if the occupants knew what that meant. IContinue reading “Repentance; It doesn’t Mean What You Think”